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​Rock Creek  Wild River stretches from the White Oak Junction bridge to the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The entire corridor is within the Proclamation Boundary of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Rock Creek occurs in the Cumberland Plateau region. It contains mixed mesophytic forests dominated by oak-hickory and oak-pine. The waters of the stream support diverse aquatic life. The US Forest Service also stocks rainbow trout in the Wild River reach. In recent years, restoration efforts have been set in place to restore the damage from abandoned land mines. Highly acidic water from nearby abandoned land mines had killed most of the vegetation and aquatic life in the stream. To learn more about efforts and successes visit US Forest Service's Special Places.

See our Wild Rivers program page for information on what it means to be a Kentucky Wild River. 

There are Multiple access point to this Wild River Corridor Pleas visit US Forest Service for more information.

Access Type: Open to Public
County: McCreary
Region: Eastern Region
Size: River mile 3.9 to 21.9
Owner: Varies by tract

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